On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to review the constitutionality of Thomas Arthur’s impending death by lethal injection, effectively clearing the way for Alabama to execute him. Only two justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer, would’ve considered Arthur’s constitutional claims. Show More Summary
THIS year marks the 40th anniversary of Gregg v Georgia, the Supreme Court case that reintroduced the death penalty to America. Capital punishment had been halted in 1972 when five justices determined it to be “arbitrary and capricious” in violation of the bar on “cruel and unusual punishments” in the eighth amendment.
Will Ruth Bader Ginsburg be able to hang on for four more years? Two of the court’s liberals, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer, are 83 and 78, respectively. Moderate conservative Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 80. […] All eyes will now be on the court’s oldest members, Kennedy and Ginsburg. Show More Summary
And Justice Stephen Breyer emerged as an unlikely style icon.
“The clothes on the hanger do nothing. The clothes on the woman do everything.”
Talk about burying the lede! This clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is billed as “We Need Supreme Court Justices Who Live Forever,” which seems like it will deliver chuckles at best. Indeed, Colbert’s monologue starts outShow More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday he won't get drawn into a political debate over filling the vacancy on the high court. The 78-year-old justice declined to address comments … Click to Continue »
"There will be plenty of time for debate on that issue, there is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices, just recently Justice (Stephen) Breyer observed that the vacancy is not impacting the ability of theShow More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer threw some shade at Kim Kardashian and her Paris gunpoint robbery while hearing a court case. While listening to the case Lawrence Eugene Shaw v. United States, where a California man said he didn’t commit bank fraud after draining another man’s bank account based on the fact that the bank [...]
Even Supreme Court justices are keeping up with the Kardashians! Justice Stephen Breyer name dropped Kim Kardashian during legal proceedings involving a bank fraud case. Lawrence Shaw has been convicted of bank fraud for allegedly transferring $300,000 from his victim's account. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer name-dropped Kim Kardashian during a case on Tuesday, as part of an argument concerning the legal definitions of fraud and theft. The actual case in question is that of the appeal of Lawrence Shaw, who was convicted of bank fraud after transferring $300,000 to his account from his victim's. Show More Summary
Justice Stephen Breyer seems skeptical.
(Scott Johnson) Stephen Breyer seems to me the ne plus ultra leftist progressive on the Supreme Court. I assume that’s one of the reasons why Justice Scalia relished sparring with him. No left-wing dogma is beyond Breyer and he seeks to overlay the absurd with an intellectual patina. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court has stopped an effort to allow boys access to the girls bathrooms in a Virginia school district. At least until they can decide if they will review the Gloucester County School board’s case. Justice Stephen Breyer...Show More Summary
Justice Stephen Breyer’s attempt to return internal respect to the Supreme Court is noble, but he chose the wrong case to make his point.
"You want people who are tranquil of mind and can analyze the issues and come to a conclusion that makes sense..."
“Here’s the deal….However she feels, Supreme Court justices are not supposed to influence our presidential elections until there is a recount in Florida.” —Stephen Colbert on the Late Show … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court ended its term this week with two liberal victories – on abortion and affirmative action – that reflect in part a deepening center-left alliance between Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer. Breyer is the most moderate of the court’s four Democratic appointees, and...
Five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law today that required abortion sellers to meet the same level of medical safety standards as other similar surgical centers. Writing for the majority, Justice Stephen Breyer described such basic requirements as an “undue burden.” The three conservative justices stood against the decision. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision Monday that limits states’ ability to restrict access to an abortion by passing unnecessary health and safety regulations. Justice Stephen Breyer issued the majority opinion in the case, which has been called the court’s most definitive stance on abortion...